About your Search

20121027
20121104
STATION
WRC (NBC) 31
LANGUAGE
English 31
Search Results 0 to 30 of about 31
. but that sword is double edged. and if fema stumbles badly, the blowback is sure to hurt the president who right now is on the jersey shore with chris christie and he's speaking. let's go to him now. jim, back to you. pat? >> we are waiting that news conference and we will bring that to you, as soon as it happens. it's a statement from the president after an afternoon of touring there in new jersey. >>> turning now to the weather in our area, which turned much nicer today. >> much nicer but chilly. a sweater for you. i've had the jacket on since i've been in and out today. but for the trick or treaters, at least it's going to be quiet. a lot of neighborhoods, some are, some aren't having the trick or treating. it's been overcast. we've had a little bit of blue skies from time to time. there are those gray low-hanging clouds. it's 53 degrees. so we were hard pressed to see the temperatures climb today. as far as the wind, it is out of the southwest right now. it's 7 miles per hour. a little bit of a breeze blowing. and more of a wind tomorrow and that wind will be coming out of the northwest. thr
cried out. >> thank you, fema. >> and amazing stories of humanity's best. >> everybody's pulling together. it's incredible. >> heroism and determination, the small town mayor who refused to leave. >> i will go down with the ship. >> surveys the wreckage sandy left behind. >> you seen anything like this? >> never. never. nothing like this. nothing. >> heart breaking scenes. >> there is my kids' strollers. >> heart warming moments. coming together, coming back, sandy, rescue & recovery. >> good evening, everyone. welcome to "dateline." i'm lester holt. the winds and floodwaters may be gone, but power outages, ruined homes and impassable roads have triggered a whole new set of problems for the east coast. and new yorkers, not always known for their patience, were more rattled today by gas lines that seemed to go on forever. but today, the reason got a glimmer of hope as the relief efforts started to kick in. harry smith starts us off. >> reporter: it's been four days since hurricane sandy struck the northeast. yesterday there were screams for help in some of the worst hit areas. >>
. >> fema teams did walk through statin island neighborhoods thursday trying to make sure victims signed up for federal help. homeland security chief janet napolitano will visit there today. elsewhere, the national guard handed out water, food, diapers last night. 17 military aircraft arrived in new york state carrying repair trucks from california. >>> in virginia the u.s.s. san antonio was loaded with supplies and sent off to new york and new jersey. >>> the city of hoboken is finally getting back on its feet after flooding stranded 20,000 people. governor chris christie says the power situation has drastically improved. >> remember, at the height of the storm we were at 2 point. >> petros: 7 million, so we're a million more customers have been restored from the height of the storm. >>> in connecticut, garbage is piling up on the streets as flooded basements are being cleaned out. back to new york, washed out subways are starting to come back, and there are huge lines to get on buses as the city deals with a gridlock nightmare. work could begin today on removing a massive crane that's bee
. to reassure the suffering that fema and the other agencies are helping as fast as possible. >> my message to the federal government, no bureaucracy, no red tape. get resources where they're needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration. >> reporter: his message to governors is calling personal and staunch romney supporter chris christie has. >> the president has been outstanding in this. the folks at fema have been slept. >> reporter: the fema director looked ahead to next tuesday offering federal assistance, generators and the like to states where polling places might still lack power. mitt romney was in ohio not to talk issues, to collect cans. romney backers brought food for new jersey. >> and i appreciate your generosity. it is part of the american spirit. the american way to give to people who are in need. >> reporter: mr. romney had argued in a primary debate for disaster relief to be shifted to the states. even to nongovernment charities. would he kill fema? no answer today. >> what would you do with people a? why won't you answer any questions? >> reporter:
: today, a welcome flood of relief as national guard, fema, red cross and other agencies set up camp, bringing much-needed supplies to this hard-hit working class community. >> thank you, fema. >> reporter: 24 hours after this desperate plea on live television. >> but you need to come here and help us, we need assistance. please. >> reporter: there is now hope. >> there is a renewed hope and spirit, and that is what they needed. >> reporter: families crowded around the tables to pick up canned food and ready to eat meals, with more than 100 lining up for dry ice, others bringing clothing for their neighbors. temperatures are dropping tonight and parents here are worried about their children. the homeland security chief and fema officials today oversaw the relief effort. >> folks are going to be going door-to-door in these communities and making sure that nobody is left out. >> reporter: as one person put it, it is not charity, it is humanity. >> i'm from brooklyn, here since saturday, today is my day off, i'm here trying to help a little more because it is like a bomb hit. >> reporte
to red cross headquarters. to reassure the suffering that fema and his other agencies are helping as fast as possible. >> my message to the federal government. no bureaucracy, no red tape, get resources where they're needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration. >> reporter: his message to governors is, staunch romney sport new jersey's chris christie has. >> president has been outstanding in this. the folks at fema have been excellent. >> reporter: the female director looked ahead to next tuesday. offering federal assistance, generators and the like to states where polling places might still lack power. mitt romney was in ohio, not to talk issues. to collect cans. mitt romney backers brought food for new jersey. >> and i appreciate your generosity. it is part of the american spirit. the american way to give to people who are in need. >> reporter: mr. romney had argued in a primary debate for disaster relief to be shifted to the state. even to nongovernment charities. would he kill fema? no answer today. >> reporter: the romney spokesman said the former governor b
. >> it was a bull's-eye of the storm. fema's not here. they're in new jersey, breezy point. they're everywhere, not an staten island. every single person on this block lost everything. do you know how many people died on this block? they're pulling goods out. >> reporter: it's hard to imagine anyone could neglect staten islanders when their stories are so harrowing. the sea water rose so fast, it was upon them in minutes. there was an off-duty police officer who rushed his family to safety in his attic and then is thought to have been electrocuted. and there was little diane could do but stand inside her living room holding her 89-year-old mother as the water rose. her mother drowned. and this afternoon, in a stoate island marsh, the discovery of the bodies of two boys dragged from their mother's arms from floodwaters. some residents fear they haven't seen the end of it. >> they're still looking for dead bodies. people held unaccounted for. this death toll is going up. but you need to come here and see it. we need help, please. >> reporter: the frustration was directed at the red cross -- >> t
was not disproportionate, from the richer. >> absolutely not, there are fema task forces assigned here and helping with the searches. >> we are in the community talking to the residents that have been affected. and we're urging everybody to register with fema. >> i never planned to leave here, i thought i would stay here. >> reporter: she didn't lose members of her family but did lose almost everything else. >> i want to go home, but there is no home, i can't go home, and it is killing me, i want to go home to my house. >> reporter: at 62 and a grandmother, she is trying to find traces of her life. >> this is the only wedding photograph of my mom. >> reporter: a moment of joy, as the water on staten island recedes amid the widespread desperation and grief. and adding to that, two children were found today, the bodies missing. we're looking at the outrage on staten island, and waiting for a response. >> ann curry, for people not familiar with the city, you can see where ann is on top of 30 rockefeller plaza, and a lot of people are re-thinking holding the new york city marathon, and we want to show
in the form of fema, red cross, and the national guard moving in with that much-needed aid after days of criticism. janet napolitano promised that there would be more aid flowing in and a lot more help. meantime, across new york's harbor to lower manhattan, the power is slowly being restored to areas that have been darkened all week since sandy's storm moved in and subway surf vis is slowly coming back online after the tunnels were flooded. and all around jersey's shore, w york's governor chris christie -- new jersey's governor chris christie is warning folks before they go back home of the devastation they may see and many of the homes they are hoping to get to may not even be there. >>> once again, here's erica. >> if you want food or gasoline in the northeast, you should be prepared to wait in line. lines that are sometimes miles long. katie is live outside a gas station. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you are going to wait and wait and wait. we are on 44th street here in manhattan. the line yesterday reached all the way down to 14th street. you cannot even see all the ca
. we're pulling bodies out. you see the disconnect here? >> nypd and fema are trying to help as many as people. janet napolitano will visit staten island today. >>> health concerns on the rise as the wreckage of sandy piles up in the middle of streets. bridgepo bridgeport, connecticut, the basements of hundreds of homes flooded. now all of the soming wet belongings are lining the streets there. some residents say the musty garbage and seeage brought to the surface by flooding is simply making them sick. >> it's 4:50. live pictures of new york city outside a subway station, and while con edison says most of the power should be restored by tomorrow, there are still problems today. the commute should be slow. and some subway stations are open, it has been a very difficult commute for some, the mayor saying there needs to be more car pooling because the city still chantedle the traffic. >>> eight or nine of the subway lines that run through new york city out. getting amtrak service so they are able to connect boston to the southern part of the east coast and the new jersey transit system
as a major disaster area. i was on the phone with fema at 2:00 a.m. this morning to answer the questions they needed answers to get that designation, and the president has been outstanding in this, and so the folks of fema, craig fugate and his folks have been excellent >> i know you took exception with the handling of this situation by the mayor of atlantic city, lorenzo langford. you were very upset that he didn't evacuate that city or all of that city and instead offered some people shelter in some city shelters, and you said that he was a rogue mayor and said, quote, i don't have a feud with the guy, but i wish he would do his job. a little time has passed between those comments and right now, the emotional level has come down. do you still feel that way? >> listen, the fact of the matter is i feel badly for the folks in atlantic city who listened to him and sheltered in atlantic city, and i guess my -- my anger has turned to sympathy for those folks, and we're in the midst now of trying to go in and save them. daylight has come. we've got an urban search and rescue team with,000 bot
at fema headquarters here in the district who see how they are handling the response to the storm. he will assess the damage there. the state's governor, chris christie will join him on the tour. he commended the presint yesterday on his handling of this crisis. >>> new today, fires sparked by sandy rekindled in a new jersey shore time. multiple fires fueled by natural gas lines. not far from seaside heights. 14 homes were destroyed by the fire in the town. firefighters can't reach the scene because the road is impassable. an obstacle rescue crews are running up and down the coast. daniele has more on the clean up efforts. >> reporter: from the garden state to the city that never sleeps, an entire coastline is waking up to ea rlty caused by hurricane sandy. >> the scariest thing i have been through. >> reporter: homes that ripped from their foundation are standing. in seaside heights, pieces of the popular funtown float in the ocean. >> we are lucky we are here today. >> reporter: homeowners hope floodwaters will recede. >> i have never seen anything like this before. >> reporter: fir
york metro area. tomorrow, janet napolitano will join fema in staten island, new york, for a first-hand look of the damage there. transportation secretary ray lahood will go to new jersey to help with the recovery effort there. >>> almost everyone back to school and work in our area. still one delay. pendleton county schools on a two-hour delay this morning. the county had to deal with days of power outages following the storm. good morning, welcome to news 4 today. >> and it is friday, november 2, 2012. a live look out over the nation's capital this morning. 44 degrees outside our studios, we're in for a chilly stretch of weather. >> tom kieran with more on the forecast. >> this is what sandy is doing. drawing cold air down from canada bringing in this unusual chill for early november. it does feel more like a winter morning. you will need your winter coat. the little specks of again, getting a few scattered sprinkles, not as widespread as they were yesterday. out over the panhandle of west virginia and maryland. some places getting a few snow flurries and areas in dark blue, only
there on the front line, and i am disappointed. >> the nypd and fema say they are trying to help as many community as possible. homeland security secretary janet napolitano and fema's deputy ahead men straighter will visit staten island today. >>> some utility crews being turned away. crews from alabama headed to help get the power back on in sandy-ravaged jersey shore. these are pictures of the crews. they can't do any work there since they are not union employees. adding to the frustration, they even got a call asking for help in seaside heights, new jersey. workers are now headed to new york to help with recovery efforts there. >>> massive flooding in new england towns raising concerns as well. bridgeport, connecticut, basements of hundreds of homes were flooded. now all that soming wet belongings, all of those belongings that can't be salvaged are lining the streets and some residents say musty garbage and sewage brought to the surface by flooding is making them sick. >>> first responders to our area will head to parts of west virginia that got pounded with snow during the storm earlier this w
the belief, also vowing that fema would have the resources it needs. one more note, there are polls out and both campaigns say they are in the lead right now. the new polls, the president is clinging to a tight lead in the crucial battlegrounds of ohio, florida, and virginia. >> all right, peter alexander in florida tonight. of course, it was all we were talking about until this storm that stretched over darn near half the country. our political director, chief white house correspondent chuck todd traveled with the president today in the skies over new jersey. back in atlanta tonight. and chuck it is a fair question on how everybody is going to get to vote. you take the polling close to our place here, there is sand in the streets. i can't imagine they will be ready with power back on. there is natural gas in the air, it still feels dangerous? >> reporter: right, look, they're not going to be ready, but that doesn't mean they won't put the electi on. the burden is going to be on the voter in the precincts that are missing. they will go to the polling place. here is what officials tell u
government. >> the president has been outstanding in this, so the folks at fema have been excellent. >> reporter: later christie made it clear he isn't concerned about the storm waes effect on election day. >> i don't care about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me. it's not my problem, i'm not dealing with it at the moment. >> reporter: local officials in his state and others are worried. in new york's nassau county, loss of power may force votes to be counted by hand, delaying the results. new jersey's ocean county is considering relocating polling places, and west virginia may deploy generators to keep lights on. back in ohio, the campaigns have been ignoring the storm, instead bickering over this new romney ad. >> who will do more for the auto industry? not barack obama? . obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy. d sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> reporter: after independent fact checkers raised questions about the ad, chrysler issued their own statement, writing, jeep production will not be moved from the united states to china. it'
will not quit until this is done. >> right now, fema has more than 2,000 workers on the ground in new jersey to help storm victims. >>> this morning we're getting a better perspective on how dangerous conditions were when sandy hit. take a look at some pretty dramatic video we got from the greenwich, connecticut, fire department. you can see three homes completely engulfed in flames in these pictures. firefighters say the wind, really strong winds kept them from battling that blaze monday night. first responders evacuated people inside their homes. nobody got hurt. >>> this morning we're learning a third person died in maryland in the aftermath of sandy. firefighters in annapolis say a contractor was killed when a tree fell on him just outside the naval academy. the man was part of a crew removing trees damaged by the storm. we're told the victim was in his late 40s or early 50s. the other two sandy-related deaths in maryland -- one happened in montgomery county. >>> montgomery county is trying to come to terms with a 15-year-old girl hit by a car on her way to school. she was trying to pass
with fema. federal emergency management a jance to make sure that agency is ready to warn people in the path of the storm to prepare. >> my first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard, mid-atlantic, going north. that, you need to take this very seriously. and, follow the instructions of your state. and local officials. because they're going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with the storm over the coming days. >> the president left d.c. for florida where he has a campaign stop in orlando tomorrow morning. he will return to d.c. to monitor the storm here. >> the storm moving into our area. but the north carolina coastline is already been hit hard. the weather channel's julie martin reports now from outer banks in nags head, north carolina. >> we are continuing to take a beating here in the outer banks, in nags head, dealing with tropical storm force wind gusts since midnight of last night. a long duration storm. with that, we have seen localized flooding, some of the roadways, getting some ocean side flooding. and now, officials are concerned and
. >> the president issued that warning while touring fema headquarters here in the district. he also signed a state of emergency declaration for d.c., which mayor gray had requested. that will free up federal aid to help the city respond to sandy. >>> santdy is impacting the election l sas well, which is j eight days away. president obama has cancelled campaign events in virginia and ohio to monitor the situation. mitt romney scrapped plans as well. instead, he joined running mate paul ryan in ohio. he made sure supporters knew sandy was still on his mind. >> and it's a time of celebration for us. it's a time of importance and significance. i know that right now some people in the country are concerned about a storm about to hit the coast, and our thoughts and prayers are with people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> romney is scheduled to many campaign again today in ohio. and he'll stop in iowa and wisconsin. >> it's forced governor o'malley to cancel early voting in maryland. voting was supposed to run through thursday. governor o'malley says he hopes he can extend that through friday t
and have political opponents offer praise. but that sword is double edged. and if fema stum b -- stumbles, it's sure to hurt the president. >>> early voting is back on in maryland. today, the governor cast his vote in baltimore. election officials say so far, about 162,000 people have voted early in the state, ahead of the pace in 2010. >>> there were long lines at just about every polling site in prince george's county today. the lines started the moment the doors opened this morning. most of the voters we talked with did not seem to mind the wait. tracee wilkins has more. >> reporter: i don't know if it was cabin fever or not, but take a look at this line. that's beyond the trick or treaters there, that's how it's been all day since 8:00 a.m., folks lined up and waiting and from that point, the wait is about two hours long. but there are folks who have been standing in line for a lot longer than that. lines, lines and more lines. at every polling station we visited in prince george's county, we saw anxious, early voters waiting. you were thinking the as soon as the storm is over with? >
, the president visited fema headquarters here in washington. >>> it's still a dangerous situation in hoboken, new jersey tonight, with much of the city under water. officials believe at least 20,000 people are trapped in their homes. the national guard is now helping to reach those residents. in new york, high water is still preventing inspectors from assessing the damage to the subway system. five feet of water still standing in some stations. >> we're getting a new look at the devastation of sandy up and down the jersey shore. this is the seaside heights community, where hundreds of homes have been docked off their foundations. sandy completely covered streets and surrounding neighborhoods and the famous board walk now torn and sitting in the ocean. this is one example of the destruction that plays out for hundreds of miles along the jersey shoreline. >> and further north, we're getting a look at another historic board walk community that's been devastated. jim? >> reporter: the mayor of kingsburg was so grateful to have us arrive today. there is so much devastation along the jersey coast that
smoothly. >> the fema application scam, what's that? >> well, there may be some people who say i can do the fema application for you, pay me a fee, i'll fill out all the paperwork for you. you do not need to do that, you can contact fema directly, and that's what you should do. >> a bogus charity scam. >> that's a huge one. looking at the devastation, you want to help in some way, but be very careful the charity you're donating to is legitimate. check the irs website, make sure it's something that actually is going to help the victims. and that e-mail, whether you're getting social media, sometimes getting these unsolicited pleas for help, that is a sign it may not be a legitimate -- >> this is surprising, you say identity theft tends to go up in these times? >> well, spam, a lot of spam is happening. fishing scams and all of those types of scams can come up. so a lot of people are saying look carefully at the e-mails you're getting. don't just open it because, again, pulling on the heart strings, be careful. >> bottom line, with the contractors, check their licenses. thank you so much.
these utility company executives together with fema and said, give us a list, what do you need. so they gave them a list and compiled numbers of utility workers they needed from other states. 1,500 will be coming from virginia. thousands in all. so many, they'll be housed at fort monmouth in the next 24 to 48 hours to speed up that process. >> eight to ten days, it also takes it past election day. what about voting? >> reporter: they've got a plan for that, too, doreen. the department of defense will have trucks outside polling places around new jersey where there is no power. so you'll go to your regular polling place, if it doesn't have power, you'll see a truck that will say, vote here and you'll fill out a paper ballot. mail-in voting has also been extended. they've asked county clerks to remain open saturday and sunday and you'll be able to do a mail-in ballot all the way up through tuesday. >> thank you, jim rosenfield, reporting live from new jersey. >>> workers in venice, italy, to stop the worst flooding there in two years. tourists are wading through thigh-high water today. high ti
to the storm. afterwards homeland security and fema directors will visit storm damaged communities. meantime the storm is now blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. as people continue to clean up mayor bloomberg canceled tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would boost the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now, though, the race that brings 40,000 runners to the street is off. much of the marathon would have gone through some of the hardest hit areas and the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. >> relief could be on the way for the gas shortage. the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. people in new york and new jersey are having major problems getting gas. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power leading to long lines that stretch for miles to get a few stations -- get to a few station thas are open. dominion power crews from our area are in new je
the fema and red cross trucks. >> long island as well. >> but obviously the news organizations, they see the most devastating pictures but that doesn't tell the whole story at all. so everybody keep taking good care of your neighbors. one thing, i think mayor bloomberg has done a terrific job. but i do not agree with his decision this coming sunday to hold the marathon. i just wish we could have waited one week. i know they want to bring -- they want to keep going. that can-do spirit. it's important. but it's almost impossible to get around this city now, much less i don't know how 30,000 more people will get in. i don't know where they will stay. you cannot get a hotel room right now. you can't get any gas anywhere basically. and all the restaurants are completely packed because people have to go out. >> and the beautiful thing about this marathon is it goes through all the boroughs. and they were saying it wasn't going through the devastated areas, but it starts from staten island which is not getting a lot of media attention, but is a terribly devastated area. and then supposed to sna
. their furry bubbling, saying it's the forgotten borough. fema has come to help. >> we are the eyes and the ears for the state and federal coordinators. >> reporter: but it's simply too little too late, the burough president insists. >> people with big salaries out to be out there and i'm disappointed. >> reporter: in hoboken, new jersey, the national guard is handing out critical supplies but there, too, thousands are without power, heat, food, cash or medicine. the line outside of cvs staggering, but lines are the new normal everywhere. >> i was in this line for about an hour. people, they are cutting in line. >> reporter: waiting for gas to char charge phones or just to get supplies. >> they are waiting on buses. >> reporter: it's a nightmare in new york city for some. despite limited subway and mass transit service up and running, it's a super slow go and thousands have to commute by foot. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> in manhattan hundreds of thousands still in the dark, some cold and starving. >> people are dumpster diving and what they are going after is the food.
to lose water. fema does recommend filling up water bottles, just in case, rinse out the bottles you were going to recycle today, and fill them with water. you can also fill up your bathtubs. use the bathtub water for cleaning purposes only or flushing your toilet. the bottom line is, folks, you have safe drinking water now if you still have water, fill up the bathtub. it will be an insurance policy. maybe we won't need it, but it would be nice if you do. >> four hours on the fridge? >> just four hours on the fridge. and that's if you keep the door closed. if the kids keep opening the door -- >> i'm getting hungry. clean out the fridge. >> thanks, liz. >>> still to come, a dangerous situation after hurricane sandy announces her arrival in new york city. >> stay up to date with us on sandy all night long. you can also get updates 24/7 on nbcwashington.com. just search sandy. follow @nbc washington on twitter. sign up for newsalerts at nbcwashington.com back s >>> sandy is making her presence felt all up and down the east coast. and this is a picture sent to us from somebody in brooklyn. it
flood insurance for hurricane sandy. fema said there's a 30-day waiting period after you even apply, and pay for the premium, before the policy is actually in effect. the policy will not cover a loss in progress. so too late to buy flood insurance. but your homeowner's insurance will cover damage to your house from rain or trees from your storm but not actual flooding. but there's something new called the deductible, the hurricane deductible. just for hurricane damage. unlike a standard homeowner's insurance policy, which maybe would have a deductible of $500 or $1,000, the hurricane deductible would be 1% to 5% of the insured value of your house. you could be paying thousands of dollars before that hurricane coverage will kick in. so just realize that you're sort of covered, but you might be paying a whole lot more when you take a look at the new thing called the hurricane deductible. >> and you're only covered if it comes from the sky, not from the ground. >> without flood insurance, you're doomed. hurricane conk, yeah, it's rain and oops, we've got this hurricane deductible. i've
with the government response to the storm being assessed. he'll also talk with fema in new york. patience is running thin as new jersey governor's chris christie's order to ration gas. the president has ordered 22 million gallons of fuel for the region and it is the end of the road for this year's new york city marathon. mayor michael bloomberg officially canceled tomorrow's race. the decision to go ahead with this earlier this week despite extensive damage in the city outraged many new yorkers. most praised the decision to scrap it but not everyone. >> i feel for all the people that have problems but you don't pull the plug at the last minute. he could have made that decision days and days ago. >> coming to their senses and realizing these resources are going to be needed where it is truly needed. >> the marathon would have brought 40,000 runners through parts of the city that are still dealing with all the damage. >>> today power crews in our area are in storm ravaged new jersey this morning. while the power could be back on for people in manhattan by the end of today in parts of new jersey restor
with us. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> 7:15. here's savannah. matt, thanks. craig fugate is the fema administrator. mr. fugate, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i'll start with the simple question. are you ready? >> we've been getting red for the last couple of days. the biggest question with sandy is where and how much damage are we going to see? >> you said when talking to your employees think big. what is your most pressing concern right now? >> well, the most immediate thing is that people have evacuated or are evacuating from storm surge, but we're also looking at impacts well inland, and generally with hurricanes you tend to focus on the center. this has got a lot of impacts far away. i mean, i have not been around long enough to see a hurricane forecast with a snow advisory in it. >> let's go back to evacuations for a minute. do you feel that people in fact are heeding the warnings and getting out of the danger areas? >> well, i don't know specifically. i hope so, but i've seen the governors and the local officials have gotten out early. they have been doing a good job
was an extraordinary trip out there, and all the people that came up to on the street say i wonder if people at fema know how much they need them now. they have no communication no, electricity. cell phones don't work. they don't know that people out there know about their struggles. >> astonishing to see and to hear how many of them talk about that close-knit community, but as you said how much can one community be asked to bear. well, we want to head to another community that's been hard hit by this storm, atlantic city. that's where al roker is this morning. al, good morning again to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt, and right behind me, this is the boardwalk. it makes kind of an "l" turn, but as you can see there's the atlantic where the boardwalk should be. you can see the cement pilings. that's where the boardwalk resting on, so it is going to take a lot of work to get that back to where it is. work is going on, even as we speak. take a look over here. you've got front-end loaders pushing dirt and sand that's washed up to try to clear the streets out. let's show you what's going on is p
Search Results 0 to 30 of about 31